HE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HABITAT COMPONENT OF MUREȘ DEFILE
G. B. TOFAN1
1 Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, 400006, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT. – The Characteristics of the Habitat Component of Mureș Defile. The habitat component of Mureș Defile is almost entirely rural, consisting of 11 rural settlements grouped in three communes, and the village of Bistra Mureșului (Deda commune), and Vâgani, part of Toplița Town, which is actually a rural settlement. This analysis is mainly concentrated on the three communes (Stânceni, Lunca Bradului and Răstolița), starting with the setting up of a settlement hierarchy for the localities that make up the regional microsystem of Mureș Defile, represented by two systems (Toplița and Reghin), which in turn have their own subsystems (Stânceni and Lunca Bradului for Toplița, and Răstolița and Deda for Reghin), which enabled the identification of specific typologies for this area. In terms of the numerical evolution and housing dynamics of the area, of the last decades, there is a slight increase in the number of houses, which was not caused by population growth, but by the population needs and the increase in comfort requirements, as well as by higher incomes, in some situations, due to the migration of a relatively small population segment abroad, for work.
Keywords: buildings, settlements built-up areas, typologies, rental fund, households.